"So now what are we going to do? ... Replace the anti-Semitic prejudice with anti-Islamic prejudice?" he said at an economic conference in the Qatari capital of Doha.I can almost imagine him saying it--can't we all just...get along?
Not really. Just ask the Palestinians.
I haven't spent much time thinking about Bill and that's a testimony to his ex-presidency, which has been fairly decent so far. I'm wondering if that's about to change.
For example, his trying to compare a group of people with a history like the Jews to a group who believe those same Jews should be pushed into the sea is ridiculous and pandering--but perhaps purposeful.
Some will argue he's simply doing what liberals do--trying to see both sides no matter what. I say the comments strongly suggest he's angling to suceed Kofi Annan. He's been all over the world of late, from tsunami relief to hob-nobbing at global warming seminars and most recently raising the pinky at Davos. He are the world.
Perhaps the Clintons secretly strategize about a grand plan for 2008--Hillary as president and Bill as Secretary General. It's a natural progression for him if you think about it--president of the world. Or maybe he's just meeting lots of chicks..?
'There's a better way'...
The repubs are vulnerable, comparable at least to the demonization of Newt in the late 90s. Any decent crop of democrats could perhaps flip the tables in Congress this fall. Yet the face of the party continues to be Pelosi, Reid, Kerry, Kennedy, Clinton and Howard the Duck.
Wanna know the real "better way" dems? Unload those comic book characters, or muzzle them into obscurity, and let guys like the Virginia governor be the face of the party. These up-and-comers look half decent, but they'll be drowned out or guilty by association if things stay the same. Just a friendly suggestion from an ex democrat.